'Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
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Discovered by Unknown
Introduced in Australia by J. Graham & Co.
in 1874 as 'Perpetual White Moss'.
White. Strong, centifolia, sweet fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, flat bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Glandular sepals, mossed buds.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright. Dark green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden.
This rose was bred (or discovered) by an amateur in the vicinity of Thionville, Moselle, and sent to Pirolle (see authors), who distributed it to Vibert, Laffay, Sisley, Godefroy and other nurseries.
Royall River Roses says this rose has long, elegant buds that open to semi-double, sweetly fragrant white blossoms. The buds and stems are covered in dense brownish green mossing...
For a definition of Perpetual Moss, see its entry in the Glossary...
In RoseGathering's photo, there's a bloom of 'Perpetual White Moss' Shown with 'Autumn Damask' sported on the same plant. What a great illustration of the two roses!